I've always wanted a beautiful pantry. Organized shelves lined with same sized mason jars with cute labels filled to the brim with basic ingredient staples. Like this photo from Country Living, below:
Unfortunately, stuff in my "pantry" (which is really just a bookshelf next to the washer/dryer) is piled up with things generally all toppled over each other, like this:
Combine that with the fact that I have no idea what much of it is and it is time to simplify! I sorted and purged my dry goods pantry and dug around to find some unoccupied mason jars under the sink. No, they aren't the same size jars and no, I don't (yet!) have cute labels for them, but this is a step in the right direction.
Just seeing it all out front and organized more has helped me tremendously already! I made bean chili with bulgar wheat today because I found some beans and bulgar and chili powder - none of which I knew I had buried in there.
Some day I will have a beautiful pantry. Until then, I'm pretty pleased with my simple and functional one. And I'm still gonna make some cute labels!